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Mubarak’s prosecution moves 6 April Movement to praise the army

Arrests hailed as an achievement of the revolution but movement warns that it will return to the streets should the pace of reforms slacken

Ahram Online , Thursday 14 Apr 2011
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Egyptian demonstrators protest in front of the Tunisian embassy in Cairo (Photo: AP)
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The 6 April Youth Movement has welcomed the legal proceedings against the ousted president Mubarak, his family and inner circle.

The movement described this as a positive step, one that can be considered as another achievement of the January 25 Revolution. As a result, the group has decided to suspend calls for a million-man march Friday to give the ruling military council time to meet the other demands.

The arrests moved the movement to state its appreciation for the efforts made by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces in supporting the revolution.

The movement pointed out that it will call for a return to demonstrations should the military council fail to maintain the current pace of meeting the demands of the revolution. Top of these is the formation of a civil presidential council to work alongside that of the Armed Forces.

The investigations against the leading figures of the former regime will be closely followed by the movement who also demanded that Mubarak and his coterie receive just and public trials.

“The trials shouldn’t include political and financial crimes; it should count other kinds of crimes such as human rights violations and the deliberate corruption of the economic and political life,” the movement stated.

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